How to copy faster in Windows

Posted: May 22, 2010 in Tips and Tricks, Windows

If you move or copy large files in your pc or laptop then I am sure you might be ****ed off at the long time it takes, though you may have the best sata HDD. This slow thing happens because of some windows coding jargon etc. Anyways, these are some of the best software you can use to copy files faster in windows.

#1- TeraCopy – Copy your Files Faster, even from Scratched CDs

Best Softwares to Move, Copy Files Faster in Windows teracopy

TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user a lot of features. I often have to move big files and this helps me a whole lot.

* Copy files faster. TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives.

* Pause and resume file transfers. Pause copy process at any time to free up system resources and continue with a single click.

* Error recovery. In case of copy error, TeraCopy will try several times and in the worse case just skips the file, not terminating the entire transfer.

* Interactive file list. TeraCopy shows failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only problem files.

* Shell integration. TeraCopy can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual.

#2- FastCopy – Fastest Copy/Delete Software on Windows

Best Softwares to Move, Copy Files Faster in Windows fastcopy

fastcopy Best Softwares to Move, Copy Files Faster in WindowsIt automatically selects different method according to whether Source and DestDir are in the same or different HDD. Reading and writing are processed respectively in parallel by another thread for Diff HDD, while for Same HDD Reading are processed until the big buffer fills.

When the big buffer filled, writing are started and processed in bulk.Because Reading/Writing are processed with no OS cache at all, other applications aren’t easy to become heavy.

#3- ExtremeCopy – Copy Files Faster

Best Softwares to Move, Copy Files Faster in Windows ExetremeCopy

ExtremeCopy is a Windows copy file utility which copy and move files and folders extremely fast and operation is simple. It includes some powerful features such as pause copy process,error recovery and so on but as easy as Windows default copy handle. Features are :

* Copy or move your file(s)/folder(s) as usual and more efficient and more powerful

* Save much time when you backup your files to another hard drive or USB drive or computer

* Manage your copy task easily

#4- Talent Copy – Read & Write Files in Hard Drive Faster

Talent Copy V, which is a totally free program, currently in beta, and is devoted entirely to Windows Vista at Seven, by which you can speed up the transfer of our files up to 3 times, restricting the same time, any gaps and noise of the HDD.


Using Talent Copy V is particularly easy, since, to take advantage of its great potential is sufficient to copy, or move our files and folders as usual, although they had by using the “Copy Paste with Talent” this in context menu, when the files are pasted into another destination.

#5- Copy Handler – Copy and Move Files Faster and Smartly

Best Softwares to Move, Copy Files Faster in Windows copyhandler

Copy Handler is free software for Windows systems, which allows you to take full control over the file copy and move operations. Program is highly customizable and fully integrates with the operating system.

Small status windowIn addition, Copy Handler offers many advanced options such as task queuing, filtering files according to specific criteria, pausing and resuming copying files operations, changing the copying parameters on the fly and in many cases also offers a significant acceleration of the entire copying files process.

#6- Super Copy

SUPERCopy Best Softwares to Move, Copy Files Faster in Windows

Super Copy provides a very robust way to copy files in Windows. Super Copy does not prompt you for more information once the copy has started; all options are specified beforehand. This is simply a lightweight interface for XCOPY, and will not negatively affect your system’s performance.

Fix to Copy Large Files in Vista Faster

Maybe you have already encountered the strange behavior that it takes much longer to copy large files in Windows Vista than in Windows XP. The problem is caused by a new feature called Auto Tuning which is by default enabled in Microsoft Windows Vista.


To disable Auto Tuning and speed up the copy process and avoid timeouts and disconnects do the following:

Open a command prompt and type the following: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

To turn it on again: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal

Don’t try this if you feel uncomfortable in DOS.

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